Mar 21, 2013 13:25 EDT
Iran's supreme leader on Thursday signalled openness for the first time to US offers to hold direct talks on his country's disputed nuclear drive, but voiced pessimism over the chances of a breakthrough.
Mar 21, 2013 13:17 EDT
European stock markets slid Thursday as disappointing eurozone data and the Cyprus bailout impasse overshadowed strong Chinese economic performance.
Mar 21, 2013 13:01 EDT
Hundreds of small farmers have converged on the central Haitian city of Hinche to demand more space to grow their own crops in a country that imports more than half of its food.
Mar 21, 2013 10:34 EDT
European stock markets slid Thursday as traders looked past strong Chinese economic data to focus on bleak eurozone news, notably fallout from the Cyprus bailout impasse.
Mar 21, 2013 10:12 EDT
A video of a French family of seven kidnapped last month which also purports to show the alleged leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram was obtained by AFP on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:15 EDT
France said Thursday around ten Islamist fighters and one Malian soldier had been killed in overnight fighting near Timbuktu airport in northern Mali.
Mar 21, 2013 06:42 EDT
A Nigerian Islamist group warned against the use of force to free a French man and six members of his family kidnapped in Cameroon in a video aired on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 06:23 EDT
Luxury fashion group Hermes, known for silk scarves and handbags, reported on Thursday a record profit for 2012, confirming a stellar performance for France's luxury industry as a whole last year.
Mar 21, 2013 05:50 EDT
Eurotunnel said Thursday it tripled profits in 2012 on a boost in passenger numbers from the London Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
Mar 21, 2013 04:52 EDT
Former oil executive Justin Welby will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday after speeding through the Church of England ranks to face the challenge of shepherding the fractious Anglican Communion through the coming years.
Mar 20, 2013 19:29 EDT
Britain, France and the United States called Wednesday for a United Nations inquiry into accusations by the Syrian government and the opposition of chemical weapons attacks.
Mar 20, 2013 18:46 EDT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday hailed France's military intervention in Mali in a phone call with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, thanking Paris for its "active leadership," officials said.
Mar 20, 2013 18:15 EDT
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday said Mali's sovereignty over almost all of its territory would be restored within "a few days".
Mar 20, 2013 16:59 EDT
Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago opening on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 16:16 EDT
Paris was scrambling Wednesday to verify a claim by Al-Qaeda's north African branch that it has executed a French hostage in retaliation for France's military intervention in Mali.
Mar 20, 2013 14:59 EDT
Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque has admitted he fears France ahead of the two European giants' 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France next Tuesday.
Mar 20, 2013 14:28 EDT
French clubs on Wednesday fired back at criticism labelling them as the main reason France performed so badly in the recently-concluded Six Nations.
Mar 20, 2013 14:17 EDT
Iran began the Persian New Year on Wednesday with its most senior leader asking the people to stand up to piling Western economic sanctions and also warning that the pressure was unlikely to ease.
Mar 20, 2013 14:02 EDT
French troops will begin pulling out of troubled Mali "from the end of April", French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told parliament on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 13:33 EDT
Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is targeting six points from two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France over the next six days to help secure the world champions place in Brazil next year.